The College of Nursing, which resides within the College of Health, one of five academic colleges, is a dynamic academic unit.
The school has approximately 450 students in the BSN, RN/BSN, RN/MSN, MSN, and Ph.D. programs located in Hattiesburg (main campus), Long Beach (Gulf Coast campus), and Meridian. The College is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and the Mississippi Commission on College Education.
The College of Nursing has a rich history of graduating successful practitioners of nursing. We are very proud of the graduates of our programs and the contribution they have made to the profession of nursing. The ability to provide a quality educational experience for our students exists because of our partnership with a variety of outstanding health care facilities in the Hattiesburg, Meridian and Gulf Coast regions of the state. Our faculty are committed to providing a supportive learning environment and to the success of our students. They are actively involved in scholarship, service to the university and the community, and are passionate about nurses’ contribution to the health of the population. This is an exciting time to be a nurse.
In a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was documented that more than one million nurses will be needed on the next two years. Reports from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Institute of Medicine have documented that the lack of nurses and absence of the care that they provide has negatively impacted patient outcomes. Inherent in the shortage is a need for more masters and doctorally prepared nurses to assume positions in advanced practice roles, faculty roles and leadership.
If you are interested in becoming a nurse or in advancing your education, please contact us for additional information.